Posted by Ariane in Mar 20,2015 with No Comments
Once she was a warrior (a warrior princess, in fact) and now she’s a witch: Lucy Lawless is joining the second season of WGN’s supernatural series Salem as a recurring guest star, and she means business as Countess Marburg.
The new crop of episodes beginning April 5 continue this epic reimagining of the 17th-century Salem witch trials and revolve around a war brewing to unseat Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) as the most powerful witch around. But her Massachusetts village has seen better days, and the Countess, the last of a long line of German witches from ancient times, is hankering for some serious power in the colonies.
Peep this exclusive first look at Lawless as the creepy Countess schemes with her erudite son Sebastian (Joe Doyle) and shares a rather inappropriate kiss. (Though maybe that was cool among witch folk in the 1600s. Who are we to judge?)
SOURCE: USA Today
Posted by Ariane in Mar 16,2015 with No Comments
Lucy Lawless will guest-star again in Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 2.15 One Door Closes. Whether her character Isabelle Hartley survived after all the season premiere, or whether it’s flashbacks is unknown at this time. The episode will air on the 31st.
‘One Door Closes’ – War comes to Coulson’s doorstep in a way he never anticipated as shocking revelations are brought to light, and Skye struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life, on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tuesday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.
Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso ‘Mack’ Mackenzie, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Christine Adams as Agent Weaver, Kirk Acevedo as Agent Calderon, Cornelius Smith, Jr. as Case, Sai Rao as Susanna, Mackenzie Astin as Tim Maguire and Rick Otto as lead Hydra agent.
‘One Door Closes’ was written by Lauren LeFranc & Rafe Judkins and directed by David Solomon.”
Posted by Ariane in Mar 10,2015 with No Comments
Spartacus alumna Lucy Lawless is returning to Starz with a co-starring role opposite Bruce Campbell in the premium channel’s 10-episode half-hour original series Ash vs Evil Dead, sequel to the cult horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The series, executive produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Talpert, is set to film on location in Lawless’ native New Zealand this spring and premiere in late 2015. Lawless will play Ruby, a mysterious figure who is myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks. The only problem: She believes that Ash (Campbell) is the cause of it all.
This marks Lawless’ third series with her husband, Tapert, and Raimi, who also executive produced Spartacus and the series that made Lawless a star, Xena: Warrior Princess. She also appeared in Raimi’s feature Spider-Man and Tapert’s Boogeyman. She’s repped by APA.
Raimi will direct the first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead, which he wrote with Ivan Raimi, Craig DiGregorio and Tom Spezialy. Raimi, Tapert and Campbell executive produce along with Craig DiGregorio, who will serve as showrunner. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce, and Aaron Lam will serve as producer. Lawless joins previously cast Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Jill Marie Jones.
Posted by Ariane in Jan 15,2015 with Comments Off
Lucy Lawless and Stuart Townsend have joined “Salem’s” second season, WGN America announced Wednesday. Joe Doyle and Oliver Bell have been upped to series regulars.
Lawless will portray Countess Marburg, one of the last remaining survivors from the ancient line of German witches, and Townsend will play Samuel Wainwright, an English doctor who is determined to uncover Salem’s secrets while keeping his own under wraps. Both are recurring roles.
Original stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Tamzin Merchant, Elise Eberle and Iddo Goldberg will all return to the 13-episode second season, which is described as a “witch war,” and follows witch Mary (Montgomery) as she battles for control of the 17th-century village against new and old enemies.
Production on the supernatural thriller begins today in Shreveport, La. Season 2 will premiere in April.
The first teaser of the upcoming season (watch above) features Merchant, eerier than ever before.
Created and written by Brannon Braga (“Cosmos,” “24”) and Adam Simon (“The Haunting in Connecticut”), “Salem” is exec produced by Braga, Simon and Prospect Park’s Josh Barry and Jeff Kwatinetz, who are joined by “Smallville” and “Beauty and the Beast” showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson this season. Nick Copus (“Arrow,” “Nikita”) will serve as director and co-exec producer. Fox 21 is the studio.
Posted by Ariane in Dec 28,2014 with Comments Off
The downtime of the 25th was due to a hard drive failure on the server we’re on. According to my host, everything should be back to working order again now. We didn’t lose anything, luckily Everything does seem to be working normally, but as always – if you spot any errors, please let me know so I can fix them/let my host know if necessary!
Posted by Ariane in Dec 11,2014 with Comments Off
Lucy Lawless is happy to spend the next few weeks getting booed nightly at the Pasadena Playhouse. Through Jan. 4 she’ll be playing the evil queen Carabosse in the Lythgoe Family Production of Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight. Performed in the traditional British Panto style, the new show encourages audiences to cheer the good guys and, in Lawless’ case, boo the bad.